Saturday, July 14, 2012

Always Have High Hopes–C4C #145


Hi, there! It’s that crazy time of the week—Crazy 4 Challenges time! This week, that crazy girl, KJ, has a sketch for us to work with.


Confession time: when I first saw this sketch I was baffled. No, actually, I hated it, LOL! I’m not really into “circles” like that, KWIM? So I pondered and pondered, and realized I didn’t HAVE to use CIRCLES specifically!! So I started looking at all my MFT Die-namics dies to see what I could use and BINGO! I hit upon a design that I absolutely LOVE! It’s OK if I say that, right? ;-)

So, I started with a
Sweet Tooth card stock base, added a Sno Cone card stock layer and some black bling. Then I stamped the balloons from Inspired by Up, Up and Away on Sweet Tooth with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut them out with my Die-namics Up, Up and Away dies, cut out some Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds from white corrugated paper, and popped them all up on foam dots. The sentiment was stamped on the small flag from Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon and adhered to the larger flag cut from Black Licorice card stock. It was also popped up on foam and it was done!

Except for the inside, where I stamped another balloon and another sentiment from the set.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:


And that's all for me for me! Be sure to checkout what the rest of the design team has for you!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C145.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



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Inspired by Up, Up and Away (MFT)
Sweet Tooth, Sno Cone, Black Licorice (MFT); white corrugated paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Up, Up and Away, First Place Award Ribbon, Flat-Bottom Clouds
Die-namics dies (MFT); bling, foam dots




  1. Fabulous card! Love the hot air balloons and clouds! Perfect gem flourishes to it!

  2. what a fabulous and unique take on the sketch

  3. Sorry it took me so long to come and comment on this card but I was busy getting my puffy eyes from crying un-puffy! HATE CIRCLES??? WHAT???? hahahahahahaha!!!! YOU my Friend are WAY CRAZY!!!! I LOVE YA!!!!!

    This card is SO phenomenal what and AWESOME take on the sketch!!!



  4. SO fab Bar!! LOVE what you have done with this sketch!!!


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